Conference 2018 - Vilnius


About the conference


Preconference activity

  • Educational day Friday June 1 th
  • Roundtable discussions Saturday June 2th
  • Workinggroup meetings

Joint sessions with NOPHO

  • Aspects of cancer treatment in adolescence
  • Survivorship passport
  • Ethics

NOBOS keynotes

  • Imelda Coyne: Family centered care in paediatric haematology and oncology
  • Johanna Granhagen-Jungner and Elisabet Tiselius: Language barriers and interpreter in health care
  • Justinas Blazevicius: New century technology`s benefits in pediatric oncology rehabilitation

Important dates

Registration & Accommodation

Opens: February 1st 2018

Early bird prices until: April 6 th 2018

Abstract submission

Opens: December 10th 2017

Deadline: February 15th 2018

Notification: March 15th 2018

Gala dinner

Monday June 4th National Museum - Palace of the grand dukes of Lithuania

Conference secretariat

Violeta Vite


Gedimino ave. 24, Vilnius


Important dates

Registration & Accommodation

Early fee until April 6th

NOBOS members 350 euro

Non members 400 euro

Late fee after April 6th

NOBOS members 400 euro

Non members 450 euro

Reduced fee for nurses from the Baltic countries 200 euro

Dr Margareta af Sandeberg will lead the group, and the members are those with a master and/or doctors degree which are Anders Ringnér (, Jóhanna L Hjörleifsdóttir (, Vigdís Hrönn Viggósdóttir (, Helle Borg (, and Margareta af Sandeberg (

The aim of the committee: 1) To keep NOBOS updated scientifically. This could include to keep track of and highlight new scientific publications in our field on the home page and also to take an active part in selecting speakers in the upcoming NOBOS meeting. 2) To cooperate with researchers in projects concerning paediatric cancer care science.



Preliminary programme

NOBOS 2018 will offer a mixed programme with lots of different activities! Download it here.

Nopho Nobos preliminary programme


About Vilnius

Vilnius is one of the cities in The Central Europe, laying the farthest east, which experienced a strong interaction between the Eastern and Western cultures. In 1994 the historical centre of Vilnius (old town) was globally acknowledged due to its exceptionality and was included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. Vilnius’ old town is the largest old town in The Eastern Europe, covering 359,5 ha.


From 14th to 18th centuries the city produced a huge impact on the architectural development throughout the whole region. The city boasts a well-preserved example of a street network and urban structure, characteristic to The Middle Ages. The city landscape has preserved a rich variety of the buildings with plenty of houses in Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism styles. One marvels at the mesmerizing panorama and perspectives.

The streets and buildings reflect the signs of living, once led by Lithuanians, Jews, Poles, Russians, Germans, Belarusians, Caraites and Tatars. Here peace reigns among the representatives from different confessions such as Catholics, Greek-Catholics, Orthodox, Evangelic-Lutherans, Evangelic-Reformists, Jews and Muslims. The historic centre of Vilnius (the old town) stands for a proof of harmony between a human being and nature.

Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO


Vilnius, as the capital of Lithuania, is the home of the President, the Seimas, the Government and the Supreme Court. Diplomatic missions, educational, cultural, financial, research, and healthcare institutions are based here.

Population: 543 626 inhabitants

Location/ Territory: The capital city Vilnius occupies an area of about 400 sq. km of which 20.2% approximately is developed and the remainder is green belt (43.9% approx.) and water (2.1% approx.).

State Language: Lithuanian

State Religion: Roman Chtholicism

Government: Mayor

Currency: Euro

Working Hours: Governmental institutions work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. Shops are usually open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. on weekdays and until 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Shopping malls are open all week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Food stores are usually open between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., some supermarkets are open till 12 at night.


Vilnius International Airport (VNO) (Rodunios road 10A) is the largest civil airport in Lithuania and is located 6 km south of the city centre. There is a number of international aiepines operating in Vilnius airport.


By bus:


Runs every 40-50 minutes. First bus leaves from the airport at 05:49AM, the last one at 22:23PM;


Runs every 8-10 minutes. First bus leaves from the airport a 05:22 AM, the last one leaves at 23:11 PM;


Runs every16-17 minutes. First bus leaves from the airport a 05:16 AM, the last one leaves at 01:39 PM.

Bus times are available at bus stops or on the website

Once you have boarded public transportation, you can purchase a one way ticket from the driver that costs 1 euro. You need to mark the paper ticket at one of the several small red metal ticket validators found on the stands in the bus or by placing it in the yellow electronic ticket validator. 

By train:

Distance from the airport to Vilnius Railway station is about 5 km, the journey takes up to 8 minutes. Trains run approximately every 40 minutes. The schedule can be found at Tickets can be purchased on the train or at Vilnius Railway Station. Train timetable is available on

By taxi:

Next to the airport there is a taxi rank. There are always plenty of taxis there. You can also call a taxi by phone or to book a taxi at Vilnius Tourist Information Centre (Airport Arrival Hall). Taxi booking and information



Scholarship 2018

As a member of NOBOS, you can apply for a scholarship for the NOBOS Conference 2018.

Please download the application form for more information.

Scholarship application form



Welcome letter from Vilnius

Dear invited speakers, guests and sponsors, It is a great pleasure to welcome all of you to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.

On behalf of the Organizing committee and local organizers, we are cordially inviting you to the 36th annual NOPHO meeting and the 12th biannual NOBOS meeting. The history of collaboration between Lithuanian and Nordic pediatric oncologists lasts for almost two decades, and we are seeing an enormous benefit of it. As a result of this effort, Lithuania had recently become an official member of the NOPHO organization, and now we have a privilege for the first time to host the NOPHO annual meeting.

With the enormous achievements in survival in childhood cancer, which currently slowed down to some plato, novel therapeutic options are needed to be added to conventional treatment. On the other hand, advances can be attributed to the multidisciplinary nature of care delivery and research. This is why, apart from distinguished experts and scientists investigating targeted or immunotherapy for children with cancer, international experts in the field of pediatric surgery and radiotherapy are coming to sheer their knowledge. Furthermore, as nowadays we get more and more data on tumor etiology and predisposition, we are going to discuss positive and contradictory sides of this knowledge.

To make the full picture of multidisciplinary team, we are very happy to have the joint meeting with the NOBOS organization. The nurses are going to sheer their experience in psychological, rehabilitation, ethical issues to discuss the ways to improve the care of the patients and their quality of life both during the treatment and later in their life.

Not least, we do promise an exciting social program in the beautiful city of Vilnius with a rich medieval history and amazing baroque architecture.

We would like to thank all the speakers who are coming to sheer their knowledge and experience. Also, we are grateful to all the sponsors for their contribution to make the meeting possible. And of course, we appreciate an enormous assistance by the NOPHO webmaster Elisabeth Broby and congress secretariat Creativa.

Cordially welcome to Vilnius.

See you in June,

Goda Vaitkeviciene,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee



Social programme

Gala dinners, nobility balls, and a grand welcome reception - there will be a nice social programme during NOBOS 2018.

Please download the attached file for the social programme!

Download - Social programme



Meeting venue


Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, Konstitucijos ave. 20 Vilnius, Lithuania

Largest conference venue and hotel in the heart of Vilnius

Conveniently located near the city’s historic and business districts, this Vilnius hotel overlooks Old Town and the river. The 291 comfortable rooms include Free high‐speed, wireless Internet, and the on‐site Riverside Restaurant serves international specialties while the hotel bars provide creative cocktails and light snacks. Guests can also enjoy the fitness center, sauna and beauty salon.

Getting to hotel in Vilnius

Vilnius International Airport (VNO) is located 9 kilometers south of the city. From the airport, you can easily reach the railway stop via the pedestrian walkway from the airport terminal. In only 8 minutes, the train takes you from the airport to the train station in downtown Vilnius. Once you arrive at the train station, grab a taxi or jump on a bus that brings you north to Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva on Konstitucijos pr. 20. From the airport, you can also go by bus to the city center.

Transport options

The trolley buses and ordinary buses offer smooth transport when you wish to explore the city. The Vilnius travel planner helps you to navigate the city’s public transport system easily by providing information on routes and timetables, tickets, zone information and the best way to reach your destination.


About 5 km south of the hotel, the Vilnius train station is the junction when traveling to and from the center. Just outside the station, you can easily find a bus that takes you to Radisson Blu Lietuva on the other side of the river Neris. Buses leave the station frequently and the ride to the hotel takes about 20 minutes.


Buses go all over the capital and there’s a bus stop only 100 meters from the hotel, making it a great starting point when exploring the city.


Poster presentations - important message!

If you're displaying a poster at the NOBOS Conference in Vilnius - here's important information for you!

Poster exhibition

Saturday, June 2, 2018

14:30-15:00  Poster viewing

Sunday, June 3, 2018

10:45-11:15  Poster viewing
14:30-15:00  Poster viewing

Monday, June 5, 2018

10:00-10:30  Poster viewing
14:30-15:00  Poster viewing

Tuesday, June 4, 2018

10:00-10:30  Poster viewing

All presenters must be registered to Congress till 11 of May.

Prepare Your Poster

Each presenter is provided with a 2.5 m high by 1 m wide poster board. Your posters should be no bigger than A0 format (Vertical)

  • Place the title of your paper prominently at the top of the poster board to allow viewers to identify your paper.
  • Highlight the authors’ names and contact information in case the viewer is interested in more information.
  • Prepare diagrams or charts legibly in a size sufficient to be read at a distance of 1,5-2 meters.
  • Be creative by using different font sizes, styles, and colours.
  • Organize the presentation so it is clear, orderly, and self-explanatory.
  • Include the background of your research followed by results and conclusions. A successful poster presentation depends on how well you convey information to an interested audience.

Prepare Your Poster

  • Posters should be set up between 9:00- 12:00 on June 2.
  • Organizers will provide with material to attach the posters to poster boards.

Poster Removal

  • Posters must be removed by 13:00 June 5. Posters remaining after this time will be removed and recycled.